Former Sri Lanka batsman Russel Arnold has been appointed as the tournament director for the Lankan Premier League (LPL).
The now 44-year-old Arnold, who played 44 Tests and 180 ODIs, will start his new job in May with the T20 tournament set to start in August.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) president, Thilanga Sumathipala, said: “We consider bringing in a person in the caliber of Russel as the Tournament Director of the LPL will help the process of making it a successful tournament, especially considering his experience as a player and also his knowledge in promoting the game.”
The competition, which Sri Lanka will be hoping could be as big as the IPL and BBL, could run into complications though it is scheduled to be held at the same time as the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
According to ESPNCricinfo, the SLC are going to ask the BCCI to allow lesser known Indian players to participate in the league.
If the Indian players are allowed to play it could be a coup for the tournament as they might attract a major TV deal.
The England and Yorkshire fast bowler saw his career cut slightly short by injury problems.
Nagging uncertainty over Stokes’ recent quad injury means England will not know how to balance their side until the eleventh hour.
Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie both hit centuries in the shock victory.
Stuart Broad took his 500th Test wicket last month.
Derbyshire chased down 365 for victory.
David Willey added a rapid half-century at the end of the innings.
The all-rounder is recovering from a quad injury which has impacted his bowling workload.
It is not yet known how much of a role the all-rounder can be expected to play with the ball.
Babar is top of the Twenty20 rankings, third in the the one-day equivalent and sixth among Test players.